The Fast & Furious franchise has reached peak insanity — The Fate of the Furious was beyond over-the-top as it fired torpedos at cars racing across the ice, not to mention the twist involving Vin Diesel‘s character.
But that’s okay, because this series has slowly morphed into an action/heist mash-up ever since Justin Lin‘s Fast Five changed the game for the better.
What was once a series about driving fast cars and jacking DVD players out of a truck is now a series with a spin-off involving robotic humans and Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham playing buddy “cops”, despite Statham’s character literally killing one of the series’ main characters.
But that’s besides the point.
Hobbs & Shaw looks like an embracement of everything before it, only amping things up to 11 as the two “work together” to stop Idris Elba‘s evil-looking Terminator from destroying the free world.
It’s got humor, it’s got action and just about everything else you’d want in a summer blockbuster, minus Vin Diesel‘s bald head.
I’m excited to see what this spin-off means for the next franchise installment and what it means for Fast & Furious as a global brand. Will other spin-offs be as successful? Will this one even be successful?
I guess we’ll find out in August.